Etymology 1


dure (third-person singular simple present dures, present participle during, simple past and past participle dured)

(archaic, intransitive) To last, continue, endure.

Etymology 2


dure (comparative more dure, superlative most dure)

(obsolete) hard; harsh; severe; rough

• W. H. Russell


• Duer, rude, rued, urdé, ured

Source: Wiktionary

Dure, a. Etym: [L. durus; akin to Ir. & Gael. dur , stubborn, W. dir certain, sure, cf. Gr.

Definition: Hard; harsh; severe; rough; toilsome. [R.] The winter is severe, and life is dure and rude. W. H. Russell.

Dure, v. i. Etym: [F. durer, L. durare to harden, be hardened, to endure, last, fr. durus hard. See Dure, a.]

Definition: To last; to continue; to endure. [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh. Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while. Matt. xiii. 21.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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